Dear Premier Ian Rankin,
As a Maritimer by choice beckoned willingly from lands further west by three grandsons, I have a question that relates both to this marvelous bit of land I call home and to the futures of my boys.
My question is “Where is your seat at the table and who is with you?” Are you breaking bread with the environmental groups in Nova Scotia and the tens of thousand of us who marched for a moratorium on clear cutting for and the implementation of the Lahey report? Are you seated with 38,000 Nova Scotians and the Assembly of Mi’kmaw Chiefs asking for protection for Moose Country?
There is an empty plate at this table and an honoured guest , a youth, has been left out in the cold and he is hungry for change. Jacob Fillmore’s name and cause and courage have flashed around the world. The world is listening and he has been heard and now it is your turn to invite him in, to listen and meet the challenge of climate change.
You said that “Nova Scotians will not be able to socially isolate from the effects of climate change…. Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and my government has already begun to take decisive action to address this issue.”
Bring him out of the cold and nourish his hope in a future for all on this land, including trees and moose and grandchildren. Feed his dreams so he can sustain himself and end his hunger strike.
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